PhD position preliminary design methods of highly integrated thermal management systems (TMS) in aircraft for all propulsion system solutions

PhD position preliminary design methods of highly integrated thermal management systems (TMS) in aircraft for all propulsion system solutions

Published Deadline Location
9 Jan 13 Feb Delft

Job description

The Cluster of Excellence SE²A - Sustainable and Energy-Efficient Aviation is a DFG-funded interdisciplinary research center investigating technologies for a sustainable and eco-friendly air transport system. Scientists from aerospace, electrical, energy, and chemical engineering, as well as economics and social science are working on the reduction of drag, emissions and noise, life-cycle concepts for airframes, improvements in air traffic management and new technologies for energy storage and conversion. Technische Universität Braunschweig, the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Leibniz University Hannover (LUH), the Braunschweig University of Art (HBK), the National Metrology Institute of Germany (PTB), and Delft University of Technology have joined forces in this extraordinary scientific undertaking. The overall project is structured into the three core research areas “Assessment of the Air Transport System”, “Flight Physics and Vehicle Systems” and “Energy Storage & Conversion”.

This project falls within the core research area “Energy Storage & Conversion” and aims at developing a methodology for the design of highly integrated thermal management systems (TMS) in aircraft, serving both the propulsion system, whatever concept is adopted, and the environmental control system (ECS), and exploiting advanced cooling technologies and possibly energy harvesting. The need for integrating many distributed heat sources and the design of a lightweight system call for the development of a design methodology and the related simulation and optimization infrastructure to systematically assess different TMS configurations and technologies in an early stage of the aircraft design. 

Specifications

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Requirements

We are seeking for an excellent candidate who holds an MSc in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering and can demonstrate:

  • A passion for propulsion / energy conversion systems and thermodynamics
  • An aptitude for software development with object-oriented programming languages, e.g. Modelica
  • An aptitude for team-work and effective communication in an international environment

Doing a PhD at TU Delft requires English proficiency at a certain level to ensure that the candidate is able to communicate and interact well, participate in English-taught Doctoral Education courses, and write scientific articles and a final thesis. For more details please check the Graduate Schools Admission Requirements.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 4 years.

Doctoral candidates will be offered a 4-year period of employment in principle, but in the form of 2 employment contracts. An initial 1.5 year contract with an official go/no go progress assessment within 15 months. Followed by an additional contract for the remaining 2.5 years assuming everything goes well and performance requirements are met.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, increasing from € 2541 per month in the first year to € 3247 in the fourth year. As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment with an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor. The Doctoral Education Programme is aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills.

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation.

Employer

Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

 

Challenge. Change. Impact!

Department

Faculty Aerospace Engineering

The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology is one of the world’s most highly ranked (and most comprehensive) research, education and innovation communities devoted entirely to aerospace engineering. More than 200 science staff, around 250 PhD candidates and over 2,700 BSc and MSc students apply aerospace engineering disciplines to address the global societal challenges that threaten us today, climate change without doubt being the most important. Our focal subjects: sustainable aerospace, big data and artificial intelligence, bio-inspired engineering and smart instruments and systems. Working at the faculty means working together. With partners in other faculties, knowledge institutes, governments and industry, both aerospace and non-aerospace. Working in field labs and innovation hubs on our university campus and beyond.

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Additional information

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Dr. Carlo De Servi c.m.deservi@tudelft.nl

Specifications

  • PhD
  • Engineering
  • 38—40 hours per week
  • €2541—€3247 per month
  • University graduate
  • TUD03343

Employer

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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Application procedure

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 13 February 2023 via the application button and upload:

  • Your motivation Letter. 
  • Curriculum Vitae including complete address, phone number, email address, educational background, language skills, and work experience. 
  • Copies of bachelor and master diploma and transcript of grades in English. 
  • Copy of the master thesis dissertation. 

Please note: 

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • Applying for an exemption for specific research and educational areas is an obligatory part of the selection procedure for this vacancy. This exemption must be obtained from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) before an employment contract is agreed upon. Click o-and-tertiary-higher-education/exemption-certain-engineering-or-nuclear-related-courses-of-study">here for more information.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 13 February 2023 via the application button and upload:

  • Your motivation Letter. 
  • Curriculum Vitae including complete address, phone number, email address, educational background, language skills, and work experience. 
  • Copies of bachelor and master diploma and transcript of grades in English. 
  • Copy of the master thesis dissertation. 

Please note: 

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • Applying for an exemption for specific research and educational areas is an obligatory part of the selection procedure for this vacancy. This exemption must be obtained from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) before an employment contract is agreed upon. Click o-and-tertiary-higher-education/exemption-certain-engineering-or-nuclear-related-courses-of-study">here for more information.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Make sure to apply no later than 13 Feb 2023 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).